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September 2019 Healthy News: Chiropractic Help for Extruded Discs and Degenerated Discs & Knees

Degenerated discs and degenerated knees are not such strange bedfellows. They are seen to be related. St. Francisville patients with a loss of disc height due to disc degeneration often also have knee pain related to degeneration.   

DEGENERATED DISCS AND KNEE PAIN REDUCE QUALITY OF LIFE; CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES IT

Degenerated discs and degenerated knees are not such strange-bedfellows. They are cases of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal malalignment that are contribute to a lesser quality of life for older folks. Concerns like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain because of osteoarthritis, decreased lumbar lordosis (visible on xray), and enlarged sagittal vertical alignment (visible on xray) influence a person’s quality of life. Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis are the most significant issues for patients having a poorer quality of life. (1) Another report links the disc height of the L1/L2, L2/L3, and L3/L4 to knee pain with L2/L3 being the most strongly linked. (2) The old “Dem Bones” song holds true! Everything is connected! A degenerated disc may be connected to a degenerated knee. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville understands the connection and is here to help.

St. Francisville chiropractic care of extruded discs may benefit regression of them and improve your quality of life. 

St. Francisville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Extruded Discs May Regress!

Extruded discs - discs whose jellylike centers leak out – are apt to be a bit worrisome than disc bulges to their owners, but in a new report they regressed with conservative, non-surgical care! At about 17 months of care, 75% of extrusions completely regressed, 15% partially regressed, and 10% did show any resolution. 90% did! Plus, those patients whose discs regressed also reported significantly improved NRS pain scores, symptoms and disability issues. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville relieves pain from extruded discs! They do not scare us!

Listen to this discussion on care of the extruded disc with Cox® Technic on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as Dr. Ted Siciliano shares this case of a disc extrusion in a weight lifter he positively helped.

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